Startup items in Windows XP

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Xephar

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Is there any way to prevent items from being added? Such as maybe making the registry keys write only? Or maybe resetting the computer to a previous state on every boot up? Does anyone know of any way to do something like this?


I am tired of having to go into msconfig and turning off programs like AIM and Quicktime, which add themselves back to the startup list everytime I run them... ::grrrr::
 

Squashman

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You can turn those things off in the applications themselves.
 
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Set your MSconfig to "normal startup"

reboot your computer

Open regedit

Goto HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\current version\run

On the right pane remove the items you dont want starting.

Good luck.
 

~Candy~

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Most programs will give you the option NOT to put them there, but you can't install with the default settings, use the custom installation and you have more control.
 
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